Anabel Garza is the Principal of Reagan Early College High School. She has been selected as a Leader in Social Justice by the University of Texas and The Austin Human Resource Management Association. She was featured in a national article, “Tackling the Toughest Turnaround-Low-Performing High Schools in Phi Delta Kappan.” Selected as the Principal of the Year for AISD in 2011, she is the founding Principal of the District’s International High School, a now nationally recognized program for English Language Learners. The work done with first generation Immigrant students is detailed in the book “Care and Advocacy: Narratives from a School of Immigrant Youth.” Ms. Garza has served as Principal at Reagan High School since her appointment in 2008. Under her direction Reagan Early College High School has left behind a history of low performance and instability to open in 2011 as an Early College High School. The designation allows students to graduate with up to 60 college credit hours at no cost to the student. Most recently she was selected as the recipient of the Senator Kirk P. Watson Service Award for her work in education. Ms. Garza has earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master's degree from Texas State University. Her work at Reagan High School was featured in the book, “Saving the School” by Michael Brick. Related articles have been featured in Texas Monthly, Latina Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Austin Woman’s Magazine, The Chronicle, The Washington Post and The New York Times
Kevin Garcia is currently an Assistant Principal at Reagan Early College High School in the Austin Independent School District. He has worked in education for the past nine years and primarily works with students in low socio economic communities. He started his career in education as a 7th grade Mathematics teacher in Austin's deserving east side. After 5 years in the classroom, he transitioned into administration where he has worked since on creating system wide change that benefits teachers, families, and above all, students. Kevin received his B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. He returned shortly after to complete a post-baccalaureate teaching certification through the UTeach program. In 2012, he completed his masters in education administration from UT as well. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Cooperative Superintendency at UT. He loves being a Longhorn, an educator, and a Reagan Raider! Go Big Blue!
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